05 October 2007

Hold events at Putrajaya

The Star

SEREMBAN: Ministries and government bodies must now hold their events at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, in a directive posted on his website, said secretaries-generals, heads of federal departments and chief executives of federal statutory bodies must take note of this.

He said the RM700mil centre had world-class facilities and it was only right that government departments and agencies supported it.

“The government built the PICC so that government departments, agencies and the public would have access to a modern convention centre.

“It is my hope that the public sector will make full use of this facility for these reasons,” he added.

The centre opened in September 2003 and has facilities on par with international conference centres in London, Tokyo and Paris.

The Plenary Hall can seat up to 2,800 people, while thePerdana Hall can accommodate a maximum of 2,000 people.

The centre's communication facilities include infokiosks, a wireless network, provision for television broadcast and video conferencing systems.

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